SPARC – Schools Parents And Resources Connecting


Where: District Education Center(DEC) 2520 E. 12th Ave., North St. Paul
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

All adults are welcome to our group. You do not need to live in District 622 in order to attend. We ask that you do not bring children to meetings but they are welcome to come to our childcare.  We meet on the second Monday of the month from October to April from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., with the exception of December. We meet at the District Education Center(DEC), 2520 E. 12th Ave., North St. Paul.  We will meet in the boardroom, on the main level. Please park in the east parking lot (by the soccer field), enter through the east doors, and follow the signs to our meeting. If you are using childcare, check-in with us at the boardroom and we will show you how to find the childcare room.

*Support Meetings are cancelled whenever the School District is closed due to bad weather.
Child care reservations can be arranged by calling at least one week before each meeting:  651-748-7594. Please provide your name, and the name and age of your child(ren). The cost is $2.00 per child, per meeting. There is no drop-in care.

For any questions please contact Marilyn Galloway – 952-913-7288


2019-2020 SPARC Schedule (Schools Parents And Resources Connecting)

October 7th, 2019

“Creative De-Escalation: Skills for Reducing Anxiety in Kids”
Presented by: Erin Pash & Scott Kronebusch, Ellie Family Service

November 4th, 2019

“Holistic Alternatives & Additions to Mental Health Medications”
Michelle Garay, PrairieCare

January 6th, 2020

“The Five Essential Elements for Positive Parenting”
Presented by: Tricia Sedlacek, In Tune Connections

February 3rd, 2020

“Medications 101: How They Work & When to Consult”
Presented by: Dr. Stein, PrairieCare

March 2nd, 2020

“Parental Leadership: Building Resilience in Children & Teens”
Presented by: Mat Myers, Traverse Counseling

April 6th, 2020

“Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth at Home, in School, & the Community”
Presented by: Blaine Kelley, Outfront MN

Sponsors:  School District 622 and PrairieCare


The best way to get to the DEC is to take Highway 36 to McKnight Road and go north. Then take the first right onto 11th Avenue.  DEC is the building after North High,on the south side of the street. If you are traveling west on Highway 36 you can also take the Margaret Street exit and go straight. DEC will be on your left.


Please make childcare reservations at least one week before every meeting. Call 651-748-7594 and leave a message with your name and phone number and the names and ages of your child(ren). If you do not leave all of this information, your reservation for childcare will not be accepted, so please don’t forget. The cost is $2 per child per meeting. There is no drop-in care.  If you make a reservation and then later realize that you can no longer attend that night’s meeting, please call the childcare line so we can give your child’s spot to someone else.


Support group meetings are cancelled whenever District 622 is closed due to bad weather. You can find out if the district is closed at


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